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Minimum Wage Sucks

If you think only school leavers earn minimum wage, then think again. Most people working in the retail, restaurant and fast-food industries are minimum wage earners, and as many as 68% of them are adults working a full-time job. Most of these adults are struggling financially and many are in debt. In the neighbourhood where I live, the average rent per week is more than the weekly minimum wage. This is just for the roof over your head; it doesn’t include life’s necessities such as food, clothes, transport or education. So how exactly do minimum wage earners get by?

Here’s what a minimum wage earner’s monthly budget might look like:

Rent: $1200 for a small rundown apartment ($300 per week)

Utilities: $150 for water, lights and maybe a phone, no internet

Transport: $200 for $50 per week for fuel

Food: $400 for $100 per week

Total: $1950

The monthly income in New Zealand of a minimum wage earner is $1,918 per month; so you would have to cut some of the costs in the above budget just to make it through the month. All of this does not include education or clothing. We are not even considering entertainment, savings, insurance, medication or any unexpected events. It breaks my heart seeing people suffer and in my humble opinion, earning minimum wage just plain sucks.

Just scraping by

You always hear about people working 2-3 jobs just to get by, which I am sure many of these minimum wage families need to do. If you’re not a single parent, you have a partner who might chip in, but with the high cost of childcare, a family is often better off if one of the parents stay at home and look after children. It’s not only minimum wage earners that are in a bind, but many families are struggling financially, living paycheck to paycheck.

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If you are someone fighting just to keep your head above financial water, I might have some good news for you. What if I could show you a way to get you out from under this heavy burden? What if I could show you a way to start your own little business on the side? Depending on the amount of time you have, you could make an extra $100 – $2000 per month, maybe even more. What if I told you that you could get started and earn your first business income, absolutely free?

You will be provided with the all the tools and training you will need to start your very own online business. You can start your business and base it on whatever interests you the most. Did I mention that it is free?

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You can also read my other article on minimum wage here: Don’t Settle For Minimum Wage.


Street Talk

No doubt :) But people who work for $9/hr typically don't have an option to work for $90/hr - they simply don't have time and money to start any kind of business. Often, they even don't have money for swift Internet

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